Assistant Administrator - Rocky Knoll Healthcare

Sheboygan County
Job Description
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
Responsible for the management of the overall operations of the facility in the absence of the administrator.  The position directs and controls the activities of the operation of the facility as delegated by the Administrator and enforces the rules and regulations set forth by the County Board of Supervisors, State of Wisconsin, and federal government relative to the level of health care as it relates to residents and employees of the Health Care Center
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Assist the Administrator in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the facility, its programs and activities. Assist in the development and implementation of written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the facility.  Make written and oral reports/ recommendations to the Administrator concerning the operating of the facility. Review and develop a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such plan to the Administrator.  Assist department directors in the development and use of departmental policies and procedures, and establish a rapport in and between departments so that each can see the importance of team work. Consult with department directors concerning the operation of their departments to assist in eliminating/correcting problem areas, and/or improvement of services. Report such findings/solutions to the Administrator.
Review the facility’s policies and procedures periodically, at least annually, and make recommendation to the Administrator to assure continued compliance with current regulations.
Ensure that the public information (policy, manuals, etc.) describing the services provided in the facility is accurate and fully descriptive. Assist the Social Services, and other support personnel, in the handling of admissions, development, and marketing. Interpret the facility’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc., as necessary or instructed. Serve as liaison to the Administrator, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory staff. Represent the facility in dealings with outside agencies, including governmental agencies and third party payers, or provide an authorized representative of the facility when able to attend such meetings. Maintain an adequate liaison with families and residents.  Review resident grievances and make written reports of action taken to the Administrator. Review and interpret monthly financial statements and provide such information to the Administrator. Keep abreast of the economic condition/situation and make adjustments as necessary to assure the continued ability to provide quality care. Act on behalf of the Administrator during his/her absence. May perform other varied duties/responsibilities per facility needs.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
A current valid license as a Nursing Home Administrator under chapter 456 of the Wisconsin Statutes or able to obtain licensure in one year from date of hire. A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to health care administration and a minimum of one year experience in long term care administration, or another combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates a substantially similar level of preparedness to perform the duties of the position at a high level.
Extensive knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations pertinent to a Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility is preferred.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public presentations and speaking to large and small groups of people.  A working knowledge of accounting principles and ability to use a personal computer, including skill in office word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email programs, as well as the ability to use more specialized application software for long term care. Solid judgment and the ability to evaluate options, consider long and short term consequences, and to make responsible decisions in the best interest of the County and those it serves.
 
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Works directly with Administrator and all Rocky Knoll departments heads and staff. Work directly with the social workers to process admissions and review and investigate complaints and grievances as necessary. Works directly with residents, relatives of residents, staff, elected officials, health care providers, Sheboygan County Supervisors, and the general public.                  
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull, and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Sitting, moving, walking, bending, and lifting intermittently during working hours. Frequently twists, bends, stoops, climbs stairs, reaches at, above or below shoulder height. Must be able to communicate orally and/or in writing with residents, families, staff and the public. Must be capable of functioning independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people under all conditions. May be subjected to noise, odors, and infectious diseases.
Must be able to travel occasionally to assess new residents, attend continuing education programs and/or seminars, present recruitment programs, etc. Must be willing to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. Subject to call at all hours.
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